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There's Something About Mcconkey

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Ten years ago, young renegade ski racer Shane McConkey quit his collegiate team to pursue a career in the small, unglamorous world of freeskiing. Through the '90s, McConkey battled the odds and the establishment as he put "fun" back in skiing. With an unprecedented manner of attacking mountains and a committed effort to appear ridiculous, McConkey opened the doors to a new way of thinking and skiing. As attention to his feats and antics blossomed, so did the sport around him. We've teamed up the raddest skiers of today with the past decade's most influential skier and biggest idiot. So sit back for a wacky, whirlwind tour through a man, a mind and a sport. You may never look at skiing the same way again. 60 minutes.

Extreme skier Shane McConkey is the protagonist of this affably oddball documentary that features some suitably spectacular footage of McConkey casually doing what most skiers can only fantasize about. There are interviews with McConkey, who comes off as the laidback dude one might expect, as well as interviews with his mother and a few friends (one of whom tells a funny story proving that "there's something wrong with McConkey"). And a few comic interludes, including McConkey's attempt to star in a music video, pop up. But the real point to this production is the skiing footage, which is uniformly spectacular. McConkey and others (including Olympic champion Jonny Moseley) go rocketing down absurdly steep mountainsides in footage shot from helicopters, and of course they make it all seem so effortless that you can almost forget how insanely dangerous it is. And speaking of bodily peril, McConkey is also seen flying off ski jumping ramps backwards and gleefully sailing through space. As someone quips, "his radness can't be quantified." Keeping with the athlete-as-outlaw theme, there are also segments on BASE jumping, in which McConkey and others are seen parachuting from bridges, tall buildings, and mountainsides. Some of the film's humor is strained, but this is for the most part an entertaining look at a character who just can't get enough downhill excitement. --Robert J. McNamara

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Soccer Coaching:Soccer Fast Footwork Drills

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The Soccer Fast Footwork Drills video is brought to you by Marty Schupak and the Youth Sports Club. Soccer is a team sport combining individual skills and team work. Soccer Fast Footwork Drills shows some of the most creative drills that individual players can practice on their own. In fact many of the drills shown in this video are used by some of the best players in the world and are practiced continuously so world class players can keep their skills constantly polished. The drills are also applicible to youth, travel team, high school and college players. Most of the drills in this video do not require a full team to practice. They can also be done in a confined area so a full soccer field is not really required. Whether you are a beginning or experienced coach or parent, the drills in this video show basic fundamentals as well as some advanced skills. Parents and Coaches are encouraged to be creative, and change or create any of their own drills to make practices fun for the individual player or only a few neighborhood kids. Remember, the best practice drills for you are the ones that intertwine fun and skill building. This highly effective video covers: basic footwork skills, change of direction, lateral movements, hesitation dribbles,, 1V1 drills, dribbling techniques, offensive strategies, fun games and soccer bonus tips!

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Best of Matchstick - Ski Movie Collection

Best of Matchstick - Ski Movie Collection

Now you can own all three award-winning videos in one box set! Ski Movie, Ski Movie II: High Society and Ski Movie III: The Front Line. Ski Movie III took Powder Magazine's "Best Movie of the Year" and it's no mystery how the Matchstick crew pulls it off. These movies feature some of the best athletes, locations and overall footage that any ski movie has ever produced. Morrison, McConkey, Dorion, Moseley, Auclair, W. Fisher, Oakden, Pollard, Fujas, Collins, Burge, McGovern, Davenport and Hall are just a few of the pros you'll see in this series. Bonus: Steve Winter & Murray Wais of Matchstick Productions bundled up the Best Of footage from The Hedonist, The Tribe, Fetish and Pura Vida four of the sickest ski videos from MSP. Second Nature is filled with bold tricks, treacherous vertical and a crash section brimming with high-speed, snowy cartwheels from your favorites including Morrison, Cummings and McConkey.


Ski Movie 2: High Society

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Ski Movie 2: High Society

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Ski Movie

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This showcase for some of the world's most fearless skiers benefits from beautiful camera work, a thumping soundtrack, and a skewed sense of humor. Masters of extreme skiing, including Jonny Mosely, Shane McConkey, and Seth Morrison, go hurtling down mountainsides so close to vertical that no normal person would think of skiing them. And of course the glorious footage, often shot from helicopters, makes it all seem absurdly easy. The genuine danger of this snowy showboating is illustrated in a segment in which Dean Cummings, while making a jump on a mountainside in Alaska, makes a slight error that sends him careening out of control. "I was dealt a pretty hard blow while tearing it," he comments, noting that he was lucky to come away with only a broken leg. A spectacular scene in which skiers are shown gracefully cavorting so high that they can look down on the clouds helps explain why people would be driven to such extremes. And for those who just can't get enough of a rush on skis, a comical sequence features intrepid and insane fellows who up the ante by roaring down impossible slopes on snowmobiles. Just about everything in Ski Movie is something you shouldn't even think about doing yourself, and that's what makes it so entertaining.

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Clendenin Ski Method: Finding the Love Spot

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Love Spot: n -- 1) the moment of rapture in skiing; 2) a fleeting, edgeless moment in a ski turn experienced by all great skiers and the rest of us, who do not step, stem, or hop into a turn; 3) the spot where becoming begins.

I have to be honest-I stole the Clendenin Ski Method (CSM). The method was taken from watching and studying great skiers like Jean-Claude Killy, Stein Eriksen, Jonny Mosley, Andy Mill, Bode Miller, and Lindsey Vonn. One basic flaw separates most skiers from great skiers.

We may look good on groomed terrain, but as soon as we get into bumps or any place on the mountain that raises the hair on the back of our neck, all hell breaks loose. After a few turns we start fighting for control and look bad doing it.

The initial focus of the CSM is to correct this flaw at turn initiation. When this instinctive habit is corrected, magic begins. Graduates control speed with aligned bones, skiing is easier, less tiring, and looks a whole lot better.

Our DVD starts with the One-Day Lesson where a couple of boomers go from groomers to black diamond bumps in one enchanting day. You will see the CSM Keys cure their 'flu.' Cured, both start floating through the "Love Spot "-skiing smooth, confident, and controlled in black-diamond bumps.

"One-Day" is followed by six additional segments. Each segment begins with a 2-minute Keys to the Kingdom sequence aired on national television. Each introduction presents a bit of freestyle history with an educational slant. The educational slant is then enhanced with lesson footage creating ownership for the simple CSM Key to the Kingdom, the key to the delightful world of all-mountain skiing.

When we float in the Love Spot, our bones are stacked, we have control, skiing is easier and safer, and we begin to dance in the Kingdom.

John Clendenin
Two-Time World Freestyle Champion

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Greg Stump Classics

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From one of Skiing Magazine's 25 most influencial people in skiing of all time!

See some of the most influential ski films ever made by the man who introduced extreme skiing to the world in this 4-DVD collection, Greg Stump Classics. Stump's The Blizzard of Aahh's masterpiece was what put extreme skiing on the map. Each film features jaw-dropping footage of extreme skiing, interesting characters and entertaining stories set to four unique soundtracks in the way only Greg Stump can do it.

Four must have, classic Greg Stump films
Six hours of amazing footage, crazy stories and wild skiing
Films include The Blizzard of Aahhh's, Groove: Requiem in the Key of Ski, License to Thrill & P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape
Featuring Skiers Glen Plake, Scot Schmidt, and Mike Hattrup
Filmed at extreme ski locations around the world including Val D'Isere, Squaw Valley, and Blackcomb
Four unique soundtracks that include music by The Beastie Boys, Seal, Dinosaur Jr and more
Bonus! Greg Stump and Friends Reunion featuring Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley

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Baseball Coaching:Schupak's Baseball Super 8 DVD Set

Baseball Coaching:Schupak's Baseball Super 8 DVD Set Lowest new price: $99.95
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Secrets of youth baseball revealed! This set contain eight of Marty Schupak's best baseball instructional videos in DVD format. Ever notice that the same coaches win year after year! These programs have been used by many championship youth baseball coaches throughout the world. Over 250 creative drills are included in these programs. Little League coaches and parents will get the most out of these products. This eight DVD set is appropriate for new and experienced baseball coaches.

Features:

  • Baseball Hitting Techniques
  • Baseball Fielding Fundamentals and Techniques
  • Baseball Pitching Techniques
  • Advanced Baseball Strategies
  • Baseball Baserunning and Bunting Techniques


Alex Kovalev - My Training Methods

Alex Kovalev - My Training Methods Lowest new price: $6.99
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In this DVD 2-disc set, Alex Kovalev demonstrates his on-ice hockey training methods as well as the exercise program developed for him by his personal trainer, Tommy Sheehan. This interactive set shows each exercise and technique from various angles and allows you to switch back and forth between on-ice and off-ice exercises.

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Todd Richards' Trick Tips, Vol. 1: Snowboarding Park and Pipe Basics

Todd Richards' Trick Tips, Vol. 1: Snowboarding Park and Pipe Basics Lowest new price: $1.22
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Todd Richards` Trick Tips ~ Todd Richards` Trick Tips

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